With 7 more medical colleges, West Bengal to have 4500 MBBS seats
With this development, the MBBS seats pool in Bengal will go up to 4500. According to the July 2019 data, the state was reported to have 3000 MBBS seats in 18 of its Government medical colleges whereas in 6 Private institutions, there are 850 seats.
As per the government officials, 5 medical colleges which will commence than rest of the two; have been allotted 100 MBBS seats each. According to a recent report by UNI, the government has sanctioned Rs 1,750 crores for 7 medical colleges out of which five of the medical colleges would start functioning before the next Assembly election in 2021.
These five institutes will be established at Barasat, Arambagh, Tamluk, Uluberia and Jhargram. The other two would be located in the districts of Jalpaiguri and Paschim Bardhaman.
The hospitals attached to each of the 5 medical colleges would have 500 beds. Hence there would be enough patients for medical students to have clinical experience.
The construction of the buildings in Barasat, Arambagh and Tamluk has already started. Four medical colleges in the State have already received the permission of Medical Council of India this year to start functioning while another is expected to receive it soon, reports UNI.
Medical Dialogues had reported that the Medical Council of India (MCI) had given its approval for the establishment of 6 government medical colleges adding 900 MBBS seats in the state of Tamil Nadu. With this, the total count of MBBS seats would be seen crossing the 8000 mark.